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Here's Why There's A Plastic Baby Jesus Hiding Inside Your King Cake

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 03.01.2017 | Taste

Mardi Gras is upon us and that means that king cakes are being baked. Louisiana king cakes are a cross between coffee cake and a French pastry, and th...

Watch These Christians End The Holiday Season With A Splash

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.07.2017 | Religion

On the Christian calendar, The Feast of the Epiphany fall on January 6, 2017 and marks the end of the Christmas period. Some Christian denominations u...

Epiphany's Choice: In Reverence To Honor, Or In Fear To Destroy

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Hang on, you there, packing up the Christmas lights, dismantling the tree, boxing up the crèche with its cast of characters and that long-tailed star...

The History And Customs Behind Epiphany, Or ‘Three Kings Day’

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion

The Feast of the Epiphany, marking the end of the 12 Days of Christmas and the new season of Epiphany, is observed on Friday, January 6, 2017. Epiph...

What I Learned From Winter Vacation -- Oh, I Mean Breast Cancer

Jenn Sutkowski | Posted 03.22.2017 | Women
Jenn Sutkowski

I got the news no one wants after my first ever mammogram at age forty and subsequent biopsy: breast cancer. I cried. And then something amazing happened: I dealt with it. And then something even more amazing happened: I grew exponentially.

The Bible Unlocked: When Jesus met Christ

Kristina Kaine | Posted 03.22.2017 | Religion
Kristina Kaine

What is the point of understanding the process of Jesus taking into himself the Christ you may ask? Isn't it simpler and easier just to worship the one being and be done with it? In fact why even differentiate between God, the Father, Christ, and the Holy Spirit?

Epiphany: An Open Farewell Of Son To Mother

Aaron Anson | Posted 03.11.2017 | Parents
Aaron Anson

My dearest Sporty. Sorry it took your death for me to appreciate how similar we are, opposed to how different I thought. I will always remember that i...

A Baptist Epiphany: Wonder at the Incarnation

Rev. Libby M. Grammer | Posted 01.06.2017 | Religion
Rev. Libby M. Grammer

I work at an oddly liturgical, very ecumenical, Baptist church in Richmond, Virginia. Our sanctuary looks a lot like an Episcopal church. We follow th...

Epiphany 2016: Dates, Customs And History Of 'Three Kings Day'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion

The Feast of the Epiphany, marking the end of the 12 Days of Christmas and the new season of Epiphany, is observed on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Epip...

Why Italian Children Await Gifts From 'The Good Witch'

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis and Catholics around the world will celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on Wednesday (Jan. 6), marking the date the three kings are belie...

Gifts Not Chains: Epiphany Wisdom for Foreign Aid (Matthew 2:1-12)

Brian E. Konkol | Posted 01.05.2017 | Religion
Brian E. Konkol

As rigorous debates surround the ethics and oversight of foreign assistance endeavors, one of the more innovative contributions to this important conversation was produced by South Africa's renowned theologian, the late Steve de Gruchy.

A Shared Epiphany

Maria Grazia Pozzi | Posted 01.01.2017 | Parents
Maria Grazia Pozzi

Occasionally I ask myself if we adults are doing enough for the young people. In these times of rapid changes, of uncertainty and events that seem to ...

What Do The Wise Men Tell Us About Muslims?

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 12.11.2016 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

As we race towards Christmas, our political climate puts us in danger of forgetting the radical significance of Jesus' birth.

Overwhelmed or Overloaded?

Michael Neill | Posted 07.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

But when your mind is relatively clear and quiet, your own common sense and wisdom will prove a reliable guide as to how much you can usefully take on at any given time. And the best news of all is that clarity and peace of mind is never more than one thought away...

How to Climb Your Way out of Mediocrity

Maika Koehl | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Maika Koehl

"Kilimanjaro." The five syllables were bulky and unfamiliar, but slinked off of my tongue as if eager to escape my oily lips.

The Click

Anthie Zoumboulias | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Anthie Zoumboulias

When you are stuck with the wrong people in your life, you walk with a brewing and gloomy cloud over your head. Their problems become your problems; their negative outlook on everything brings unnecessary negativity in to your life,

The Homesman and My Epiphany

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Catherine Nagle

Let us remember to serve others just as the hand of God is serving us. And to keep that feeling deep down within our hearts and souls that it is His approval and birthright that we are entitled to so we may all shine as beautiful woman in the world. Hold your head higher! This story is to remind all the women who may have forgotten.

Let Yourself Guide You to Where You Need to Be

Farsh Askari | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

We all have awareness and a sense of what we want in life. We already know what feels right and is the right direction for each of us toward our own happiness. So listen to your soul's GPS and seize upon your moment!

Icy Faces: Eastern Orthodox Christians Take Chilly Epiphany Plunge

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion

Eastern Orthodox Christians took an icy plunge on Sunday to mark the Epiphany feast. Thousands of faithful Orthodox Christians in Russia, Ukraine, ...

And a Little Cat Shall Lead Them

Stan Duncan | Posted 03.16.2015 | Religion
Stan Duncan

Maybe this year, this new year, we should pray as we never have before, that the wisdom of the least, the last, and the cats might come into our lives and open our eyes, and guide us forever.

Epiphany 2015 Celebrations Around The World

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 01.07.2015 | Religion

The Feast of the Epiphany, marking the end of the 12 Days of Christmas and the new season of Epiphany, is observed on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. Ep...

Why Do Christmas Pageants Make Us Laugh?

Lillian Daniel | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Lillian Daniel

Maybe it's the earnest Mary played by a girl who is twice the height of Joseph her erstwhile husband. Maybe it's the wandering toddler shepherd who keeps walking off the stage in search of his mother in the pews.

Trusting What I Cannot See

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudri Bhatt Patel

In the very instant, I felt the magic of inhaling the present knowing that is the only moment that I have firmly in my grasp. Seconds that occurred before or ones that happen in the future fall away when you realize the absolute urgency to live in the vessel of the present moment.

The Big Lesson About Jealousy I Learned From My Daughter

Doug Zeigler | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

Jealousy can be lots of things. It can be a show of how much you love someone and desire to protect them. It can also be a horrid thing where you envelop them instead of trusting them and letting them grow into themselves.

Fear and Loathing in the Middle Ages

Marion Winik | Posted 05.06.2014 | Fifty
Marion Winik

I got in bed and fell immediately into a deep sleep. Then, at some dark and silent hour of the January night, I bolted awake. What's happening? Moments later, sensing the strange environment inside my brain, I realized what it was. I was tripping balls from that damn cookie!